I have been jumping rope for more than 50 years and must say that I have gone through quite a few ropes but there will always be a soft spot in my heart for the classic leather rope. Many years ago, my beloved leather rope broke and I needed to replace it because the leather ropes that I looked at just did not have the same swing and feel. I've gone through many ropes and am certain that I will go through many more; however, when it comes to just the pure pleasure of jumping rope, the Bullet Fit is ideal.
First, the rope is a solid wire coated by rubber. This is not a rope that should be used on concrete but one that should be used on a mat or other forgiving surface like a workout room or gym floor.
Second, the handles are absolutely remarkable because there is virtually zero resistance where you can hold it individually, spin it, and watch it turn effortlessly for at least 30 seconds. Actually, it is more than 30 seconds but I really do not want to hype it that much. If it's able to spin that freely, then obviously there will be little to no resistance as you're spinning the rope.
Third, I saw the Bullet Fit some time ago and decided not to buy it because of the price point; however, it became a steal when the rope was placed on clearance and there was no choice for me but to buy the rope. (Actually, I purchased 2). I don't know why they placed the rope on clearance and I will get back to that.
Fourth, this rope is customizable as you can use it simply in its native form or you can build a very good heavy workout rope by using the heavy 2" beads that are on sale. With the handles and the heavy beads, my workout rope came to a stout 9 oz. You can vary the weight by using the 1" standard and 2" standard beads.
Fifth, the Bullet Fit is a two-way rope that can be set up as a traditional rope for tricks in its native form or for speed and double unders by simply repositioning the rope.
In summary, the Bullet Fit is smooth, flawless, and allows you to just think about the pure joy of jumping rope as opposed to whether or not the rope is going to drag, kink, or anything like that. This is very important because it allows you to perform and do tricks with the rope without the necessity of thinking.
One drawback is that the Bullet Fit uses a wire and you can not get a larger size. This limit is not a deal breaker; however, it is one that you should consider if you like a thicker wire.
The second drawback is that, when I called the company, they confirmed that they were going to stop production and claimed that they had a better product coming out. Nothing could be further from the truth as the Bullet Comp is only good if you're going to do speed work or double unders. As a former boxer, I like to do crisscross and some other tricks that become more difficult when the rope is only set up for speed/double unders. Now if the Bullet Comp were a two-way rope, then they would have a better product; however, they do not have that product. The Bullet Fit is the only one that is a two-way rope and they should keep it for that reason.
There will be absolutely no replacement for this product when it is gone and the price has increased from when it was first placed on clearance. Get the Bullet Fit while you can!
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